Health & Wellness

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A Stoic’s Guide to Crisis

Our current predicament requires that we reassess the way we understand ourselves, or lives, and our relation to this world.
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A Boulder Rolls Downhill

When something like a virus strikes and jars us from the pacifying monotony of our daily lives, it's easy to be confronted by the Absurd. How should we respond?
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Smoking Legislation and the E-Cigarette Epidemic

The e-cigarette industry has been able to attract a generation with a high resistance to the appeal of Big Tobacco, and lawmakers cry foul. Is this government overreach or legitimate protection?
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Dry January

Abstinence regimes marking the new year can sometimes backfire, and asceticism isn't always a virtue.
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Life, Death, and Aging: Debating Radical Life Extension

The majority are opposed to enhancements to slow the aging process and extend lifespans beyond 100 years. What could explain this sentiment?
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Mindfulness, Capitalism, and the Ethics of Compassion

Mindfulness has found a second life, but appears divorced from its roots. What does the co-opting of the technique mean?
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From Picking Fruit to Buying It: The Health of California Farmworkers

When we buy fruit at the grocery store, we often fail to realize the intensive and undervalued human labor that goes into growing and harvesting that fruit.
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In Colorado, The Right to Comprehensive Sex Education

Colorado students are testifying in favor of a bill that would make comprehensive sex education the norm in public schools, but not all parents are happy with the legislation.
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The Perils of Globalizing Mental Health

Is the western understanding of mental health and mental illness necessarily the best understanding?
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The Pink Tax (And Why It’s Time Women Opt for the...

Gender-based pricing is an insidious problem women face at almost every turn, and it won't be solved until companies can be convinced it's not lucrative.